Required Viewing: Fall 2013 Movie Trailers

By on October 16, 2013

With the 3D-masterpiece Gravity lighting up theaters in October as never seen before, it’s time to see what else Hollywood has in store for us over the next few months. Typically, fall is the time where studios roll out their Oscar-ready vehicles, but over the past several years it has also become a time where big-budget tentpole movies have begun to spring up—and with them their trailers (usually filled with big explosions).

As always, between the release of a movie’s trailer and its actual premiere, there is the sweet, sweet hope that this movie, finally, will be the GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF MOVIES.

Here are seven (green-band) movie trailers that will make you hope that the fall season hasn’t already peaked with Gravity… which it probably already has:


The stylish cinematography and the Of Monsters and Men soundtrack create a unique and charming mood in the first movie trailer for this remake directed by Ben Stiller. The extended international trailer is also pretty good. (December 25)


One of the most hotly anticipated movies of the fall, this final trailer for the popular science fiction book adaption showcases some fine special effects and a non-somnambulant performance by Harrison Ford. Big question mark is the kid. (November 1)


With a big all-star cast and World War II backdrop, the second movie trailer for this George Clooney-directed film has a decidedly retro-Hollywood feel and looks like a lot of old-fashioned fun. (December 18)


The second trailer for The Hobbit 2 is an excellent blend of mystery, action, dialogue of great import™ and spectacular Peter Jackson set pieces. The Benedict Cumberbatch-voiced Smaug is a treat. (December 13)

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While this troubled production has been delayed a couple years, the trailer’s visuals look cool and Keanu is in his natural element here…which is a good thing. (December 25)


Looks like The Avengers crossed with The Lord of the Rings, but also looks better than the first Thor. (November 8)


This reboot of the popular Tom Clancy character stars Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) in this Bourne-esque first movie trailer. Fans of the series have their fingers crossed that it honors the spirit of Clancy.

About Joe Warner

I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.

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